"Haiti is neither a mill nor a savannah" Haitian Prime Minister slammed the United Nations Special representative in Haiti

Posted by hougansydney.com on Saturday, March 3, 2018 Under: Diplomacy

The usually quiet and invisible Haitian Prime minister, Jack Guy Lafontant, has came out of his shell to slam the recent statement, Susan Page, the U.N Secretary General’s Special Representative in Haiti, made in regards to the PetroCaribe corruption scandal and the murders of citizens by Haitian police.

During a press conference on Thursday to explain the decision of the government to recall Haiti’s ambassador to the United Nations, the Haitian Premier said that “ Haiti is neither a mill nor a savannah. An international organisation can not permit itself to make such partisan declarations in Haiti. The PetroCaribe file is highly and eminently political.” He said. 

The United Nations welcomes the appointment of a judge on the PetroCaribe scandal and challenges Haitian authorities on other issues

On February 28th, the United Nations Secretary General's Antonio Guterres Special Representative in Haiti, and head of the UN Mission in Support of Justice in Haiti (MINUJUSTH), published a statement praising the appointment of special judges to oversee the Petrocaribe Corruption allegations while also condemning that the same was not done in regards to the case of police officers accused in the beatings and murders of citizens. Susan Page also reminded in the note that Haiti was the most corrupt country in the region, according to a latest transparency international ranking.


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The statement has led the Haitian government to summon Susan Page to explain herself; Haiti's recalling its ambassador to the the U.N for consultations and the Haitian President's cancelling his attendance last minute at a high level meeting on Cholera.

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